Virgin London Marathon 2013: Running in mum’s memory

PUBLISHED: 07:04 20 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:21 20 April 2013

Ben Nash from WGC is running the London Marathon

Ben Nash from WGC is running the London Marathon


IT’S the Virgin London Marathon 2013 on Sunday, and more than 35,000 people will be taking part in the annual run through the capital in support of various charities. Here the Welwyn Hatfield Times profiles one of the runners from the borough competing in the marathon.

Ben Nash from Welwyn Garden City is running the London MarathonBen Nash from Welwyn Garden City is running the London Marathon

FOR many marathon runners once is enough, but a Welwyn Garden City man is strapping on his running shoes for a second time in memory of his mother.

Ben Nash, of Maple Grove, is ready to take to the capital’s streets for the Virgin London Marathon after completing it in 2011, just one month after his MS suffer mother Caroline died.

The 27-year-old said: “It was something she was particular proud of me for doing.

“It is something she never did herself but wanted to do herself.”

He is raising cash for The MS Society and says unlike his 2011 run he is more than prepared for pounding London’s streets.

“I struggled with it [in 2011], I have been doing a lot of training,” the credit manager said.

“I have prepared a lot better this time, I have learnt how much of a challenge 26 miles is.

“I certainly want to do better than last time.”

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